Jessie Chisi is a Film Director, Screenwriter and Entrepreneur. She is unique and self-motivated young woman in the field of filmmaking. She is a founder of Zambia Short Film Festival and young cinema in Zambia through which she trains 35 young filmmakers and entrepreneurs each year as way of eradicating youth unemployment. She believes film has the power to bring change and create sustainable industries.
Jessie is fervent campaigner and supporter of human rights. She is also a Mandela Washington Fellow for 2015. Jessie is committed to using film as an advocacy and campaign tool, empowering women to find and use their own voices. Her aim is to embrace culture through art with the motive to develop the creative industries into sustainable that will contribute to the national development and she believes if film is invested in Zambia, it could ocntribute to boost its economy.